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Volunteering Project in Jerusalem

Highlights
  • Tikkun Olam Tourism®
  • A unique volunteer opportunity in Jerusalem for tour groups and families.
  • Pack commodity food staples for families
  • No fee - however donations are always welcome.
Description
Pantry Packers® introduces a bold new concept called Tikkun Olam Tourism® – an exciting 90 minute hands-on opportunity for overseas tourists to pack commodity food staples for Israel’s poorest families. This new venture in tourist volunteerism in Jerusalem offers visiting groups, bar and bat-mitzvah parties, family groups, youth groups etc. the opportunity to make their contribution to Israeli society in a meaningful way. 

At the Pantry Packers® production facility in Jerusalem, tourists aged 8-80 are given a brief orientation session that includes watching a short video, before donning gloves, aprons and caps in order to fill bags of rice, beans and other commodities. These bags, which bear a sticker with the name of the packing group, are later included in large food baskets destined for needy families throughout the country. All the recipient families have been identified by government agencies as needy.
Weekly Availability
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
English
Included
  • 90 min of packing food for needed families
Not included
  • Transportation
Meeting Point
Derech Moshe Baram 1 in Talpiot, Jerusalem
Additional Info
We are open Sunday – Thursday.

We have four volunteering slots daily.
9:00 – 10:30
11:00 – 12:30
13:00 – 14:30
15:30 – 17:00

We don’t work during Chol Hamoed or Erev Chag.

Dress Code:
Closed-toe shoes, long pants or dress, shirt/blouse (T-shirts are ok)

Age:
Children as young as age 4 are welcome. For safety, please provide one adult to supervise every two children under age 8. For children age 8 and up, please provide one adult for every five kids.

Is there a fee?
No, however donations are always welcome.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Volunteer Engagement at +972 (0)2-6260035. / menachem@colelchabad.org